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Freedom Fest 2020 is in the books and boy did it look different this year! This year we focused on the recognition of our Veterans and their families. In fact we are still in the middle of our last event - our Service Member Care Holiday Care Package Drive.  Learn more about the care package drive by visiting: Care Packages for Our Troops - Emporia Main Street

All categories will be for participation only. Typically, events are timed and awards are given accordingly. This year, everyone who registers will be entered into a drawing to win prizes – including gift certificates sponsored by Lyon County State Bank and hand-crafted trophies created by the Welding Department at Flint Hills Technical College.

LCSB 5K: virtual/on-site

Gravel City Adventure Rides: on-site

EANGKS 10-mile Ruck: virtual

Dynamic Discs Freedom Fest Open: on-site

Spur Challenge: Postponed to 2021

Major Changes for Onsite Events:

  • Please register online or contact the Emporia Main Street office at (620) 340-6430

  • Participants (group) start times will be sent through email.

  • Participants' packet pickups will be at Emporia Main Street on November 5th and 6th between noon-5 pm. 

  • The 5K/1mi event will begin at 8 am. Groups of 25 will start at 8 and are staggered every 15 minutes.

  • The 16mi and 40mi rides will begin at 9 am. Groups of 25 will start at 9 and are staggered every 15 minutes.  

  • Arrive shortly before your start time.

  • Participants must wear a mask until they are out on the course.

  • Social Distancing will be mandatory.

Virtual Events:

  • Participants can register and compete between now and November 11th

  • Shipping is available for out of town participants.

  • Please make sure to send in your times and participation photos to


Over the next few months, you'll see pictures and stories of Veterans you want to recognize as well as local/regional Veterans and their families who have served our Nation.   


Thanks for adapting with us as we Run, Ride, Release, to Recognize our Veterans and the Founding City of Veterans Day - Emporia, Kansas.

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